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Friends we make on the journey...


2004

Gordon Head Elementary School Dojo
(Started: March 1, 2004)

The first batch of Ueshiba Aikido students
at Gordon Head Elementary School,
all set for their first Grading:
November 9, 2004.

First Summer Classes
(July/August, 2004)

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Gordon Head Recreation Centre Dojo
(Fri 4pm Kids' Beginners Class Started: September 17, 2004)

A big thanks to Vicki Grabham, Jason Jones,
Diane Andiel and the Gordon Head Recreation Centre
for being so supportive and encouraging.

Gordon Head Recreation Centre Dojo
(Thurs 5:15pm Adults' Class Started: September 16, 2004)

Grateful thanks to Eugene Seng
(from Ueshiba Aikido, Singapore) for visiting.
On the left is my first adult student here in Victoria,
Stuart Brown. I appreciate your dedication, Stuart.
2005

CBC B-Connected
(Recorded Fri March 18, 2005, during the 4pm Kids' Beginners)

Thank you to Dale Drewery, Shannon Lowry, Heather Smith and the crew of CBC's B-Connected for giving us the opportunity
to be on Canadian television on April 5, 2005 at 2pm.

Eugene Seng's Visit
(13 - 19 May, 2005)

The young students had a good opportunity
to see the techniques performed at high speed.
Thank you once again, for visiting, Eugene.

Gomez Family Visit
(June 17 - 23, 2005)

What a wonderful year so far...
with visits from friends and family from Singapore.
The Aikido family spans the globe...
wherever the Aikido of harmony and love is practised.

Our First Intermediate Class for Children
at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre Dojo
(Fri 5pm Class Started: June 10, 2005)

Thank you for supporting your child's enthusiasm
to learn and practice Aikido.
It is always a joy to witness the development
and growth of one's students.
I respect and am encouraged by your persistance,
resilience, and eagerness to learn.

Junior Warrior's Camp 2005
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(9am - 4pm: Mon 8 August - Fri 12 August 2005)

Ueshiba Aikido Victoria's first weeklong camp
for children between the age 8 to 13 years.

Children spent one week getting an overview of Aikido,
and a taste of living a martial (or military) life
of service, discipline, respect, honour and purpose.

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Aikido Warrior's Camp 2005
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(9am - 4pm: Mon 22 August - Fri 26 August 2005)

Ueshiba Aikido Victoria's first weeklong camp
for youth between the age 14 to 16 years.

This camp for youth introduced them to the path
of the warrior with focus on life skills and leadership
qualities: developing along the path
of Bushido from the inside out.
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First UAV Demonstration & Potluck 2005
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(Fri 9 December 2005)

Ueshiba Aikido Victoria's first combined demonstration.

This year-end event was in appreciation to all our students
and parents. Thank you for a lovely evening,
and two years of meaningful practice.

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Visit to Singapore 2005
My first visit to Singapore
after being in Canada for two years.

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2006

First Ukemi Camp 2006
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(9am - 4pm: Thurs 16 March 2006)

Ueshiba Aikido Victoria's first Ukemi camp
for children between the age 8 to 13 years.

Children spent a day, during Spring Break
being introduced to the art of receiving,
also known as the art of Ukemi.

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Gordon Head Elementary School
School Assembly Demonstration
Thurs 23 March 2006

Aikido students of Gordon Head Elementary
were given an opportunity to show their
schoolmates what they have been learning
during their once-a-week lunch hour
Aikido class.

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O Sensei's Death Anniversary
Wednesday April 26, 2006

Appreciation to Kathleen and Stuart Brown,
and family, for donating a vase of lovely
flowers to commemorate the death anniversary of
Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei
(April 26, 1969).
Thank you.

First Youth Advanced Class
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(5pm - 6pm : Started Thurs 4 May 2006)

Studying Aikido takes perseverence and commitment. Congratulations to our young aikidoists who have
been with us since my first class at
Gordon Head Elementary School, Victoria.

Demonstration & Hot Dog Barbeque 2006
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(4pm - 6pm: Friday 16 June 2006)

What a marvelous way to end a cycle,
and to celebrate the beginning of Summer.
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Aikido Warriors' Camps 2006
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(10 - 14 July 2006)
(21 - 25 August 2006)

The second series of summer warrior camps.
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2007

First Aikido Class
at the
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Classes began at Shoreline Middle School
(Monday 8 January 2007)

We now have Aikido classes in Western Victoria.
Classes are from 5:30 to 6:30pm
for children between 8 and 15.
A big thank you to Karen Frost and Rob Wilson
of the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

First series of Pro-D day Aikido Workshops
at the
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Students spent their Pro-D Days
practising various aspects of Aikido.
It is a useful supplement to their regular Aikido classes.

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First Public Demonstration
of Ueshiba Aikido Victoria
For the Medical Office Assistants' Association of BC
Laurel Point Inn
28 April 2007
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Ueshiba Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2007
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(4pm - 6pm: Friday 15 June 2007)

Another a marvelous way to end a cycle,
and to usher in another Summer.
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Aikido Warriors' Camps 2007
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(9 - 13 July 2007)
(13 - 17 August 2007)

The third series of summer warrior camps.
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Ueshiba Aikido Fall Pro-D Workshops 2007
Gordon Head Middle School
(24 Sept & 19 Oct 2007)

Another series of workshops to complement
the regular Aikido classes.
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Introduction to Aikido
(for Pacific Secondary School)
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
(5 & 11 December 2007)

Two classes introducing the art of Aikido to
students of Pacific Secondary School
.
2008

Ueshiba Aikido Spring Pro-D Workshops 2008
Gordon Head Middle School
(15 Feb & 18 Apr 2008)

Another series of workshops to complement
the regular Aikido classes.
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Visit to the Aikido World Headquarters
Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Japan.
(Friday 16 May - 25 May 2008)

A visit to Aikikai Hombu Dojo with
my Sensei and members of the
Ueshiba Aikido Association, Singapore.
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Ueshiba Aikido Demonstration
Saanich Active Living Day
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

(Saturday 24 May 2008)

Sharing Aikido with this family day of activities
at Gordon Head Rec Centre

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Ueshiba Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2008
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(5pm - 7pm: Friday 13 June 2008)

A marvelous way to end the academic year,
to share an evening of fellowship
with members and family of Ueshiba Aikido, Victoria, and to usher in another Summer.

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My First Aikido Cake
Grateful thanks to Eva Gil-Eldh and Maxwell Branyik for the beautiful gift of an Aikido Cake. It was a perfect gift for my birthday. As it is such a unique cake, and so thoughtful,
I thought I would share it with everyone.
The chocolate cake was perfect, and certainly in harmony - perfectly blended. Thank you once again...
it was DELICIOUS!

Aikido Warriors' Camps 2008
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
(14 - 18 July 2008)
(11 - 15 August 2008)
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
(28 July - 1 August 2008)
The fourth series of summer warrior camps.
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Kids' Aikido Classes
held at Gordon Head Middle School
under the
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

(from Saturday 6 September 2008)

Our first Aikido class for 5 to 7 year olds
here in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Every Saturday from 11:15am to 12noon.

Pumpkin Patch Party 2008
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Friday 24 October 2008

Bringing ghostly fun to the young ones
in our community, to celebrate Halloween.

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2009

Annual UAV Demo & Potluck 2009
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Friday 19 June 2009

Gathering to celebrate the end
of another academic year.

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Gordon Head Rec Ctr Open House
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Saturday 20 June 2009

Aikido demonstration to promote
Aikido classes and summer programmes...
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Visit to Singapore 2009
Our family visit to Singapore during the
summer of 2009.

A great opportunity to practice with my
Sensei and to be with old students and friends
from Ueshiba Aikido, Singapore.

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Pro-D Aikido Workshops 2009/10
Gordon Head Middle School
9am - 12noon

21 Sep 2009
23 Oct 2009
19 Feb 2009
23 Apr 2010
21 May 2010


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2010


Our First Ladies' Only Class
(12 yrs and above)
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

Wednesdays @ 6pm
Started May 19, 2010.


UAV Aikido Demonstration
Gordon Head Rec Ctr
Summer Kick-off Carnival 2010
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Saturday 5 June 2010

Thank you to Kingsley Lee & Mark Mebs for the photos.
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6th Annual UAV Demonstration & Potluck 2010
Gordon Head Rec Ctr
Friday 18June 2010

Thank you Mark Mebs for the photos.
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Aikido Warriors' Camps 2010
Our summer weeklong Aikido camps that introduces Aikido to the
uninitiated, while providing our regular students with an
opportunity to review and refine themselves and their technique.
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2011

Saturday Kids' Classes
Saturday Under 7yrs Kids' Classes 2011
A tribute to the enthusiasm of the kids, and the support of
the parents. Our original class at 11:15am has now grown,
so we've had to begin a 10:15am class this past year.
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GH Summer Kick Off Aikido Demo
Gordon Head Rec Centre's
Summer Kick Off Carnival 2011
Aikido Demonstration
Saturday 11 June 2011
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Saturday Kids' Classes
7th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2011
Our annual get-together to celebrate the end of the Academic Year,
share in the practice of Aikido, and a lovely fellowship over a meal
amongst family and friends who make up our Aikido community.
You make it all possible. Thank you.
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AWC2011
Aikido Warriors' Camps 2011
Our annual summer weeklong Aikido camps
that introduces Aikido to the uninitiated,
while providing regular students with an
opportunity to review and refine themselves and their technique.
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2012


Martial Arts Open House 2012
2012 opened with a martial arts evening
at Gordon Head Recreation Centre on Friday 6 Jan.
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Sundance Demo 2012
Sundance School Demonstration 2012
Aikido Demonstration at Sundance School
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Gordon Head Summer Kick Off 2012
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Summer Kick Off 2012
Aikido Demonstration
Gordon Head Recreation Centre on Saturday 9 June.
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Sundance Demo 2012
8th Ueshiba Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2012
15 June 2012
Gordon Head Recreation Centre, Bert Richman Building

Another brilliant celebration to honour another wonderful year of Aikido practice.
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Gordon Head Summer Kick Off 2012
8th Aikido Warriors Camp 2012
Gordon Head Recreation Centre from 9 July to 13 July 2012.
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2013


Virtuous Vendetta 2013
A Deshi field trip to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery
to view Japanese wood prints of the legend of the 47 Ronin.
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9th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2013
9th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2013
An excellent reason to gather to celebrate a year of Aikido practice.
Thank you so much for making it all possible, and a great success!
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9th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2013
Another fabulous week of Aikido practice with regular students
and a few new friends into Aikido.
Thank you so much for coming and spending a week of Aikido with us.
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2014


Aikikai Hombu Dojo Visit 2014
Eight days of Aikido fellowship, practice and experience...
with Chang Shihan, Ueshiba Aikido Association Singapore
and Ueshiba Aikido Victoria!

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10th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2014
Celebrating our milestone 10th Anniversary
during our year-end demonstration and potluck.
Thank you so much for making it all possible,
and for 10 years of Aikido practice in Victoria BC.

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10th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2014
Our 10th Aikido Warriors' Camp is a milestone...
Thank you for making our Aikido classes and camps a success,
running and lasting 10 years.

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2015

11th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2015
11th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2015
The annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
Thank you so much for making it all possible, and a great success!

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Aikido Warriors' Camp 2015
11th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2015
The annual summer wariors' camp.
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2016

12th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2016
12th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2016
The annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
Thank you so much for making our dojo possible.
You make up the dojo, and make it a success!

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Aikido Warriors' Camp 2015
12th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2016
11 to 15 July 2016

The annual summer wariors' camp.
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2017

12th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2016
13th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2017
17 June 2017

The annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
Thank you so much for making our dojo possible.
You make up the dojo, and make it a success!

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Aikido Warriors' Camp 2015
13th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2017
24 to 28 July 2017

The annual summer wariors' camp.
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2018

11th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2015
14th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2018
Saturday 16 June 2018
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
Thank you so much for making it all possible, and a great success!

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Aikido Warriors' Camp 2018
14th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2018
23 July to 27 July 2018
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The annual summer warriors' camp.
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2019

15th Annual Aikido Demonstration & Potluck 2019
15th Annual Aikido Demonstration and Potluck 2019
Saturday 15 June 2019

The annual end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
Thank you so much for making our dojo possible.
You make up the dojo, and make it a success!

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Aikido Warriors' Camp 2019
15th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2019
22 July to 26 July 2019
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The annual summer warriors' camp.
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2020

AWC 2020
16th Aikido Warriors' Camp 2020
27 July to 31 July 2020
Gordon Head Recreation Centre

The annual summer warriors' camp.
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